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paulshippey
Apr-13-2018, 3:23pm
I've just finished building my latest "Axe" bouzouki and Jon Doran came to my workshop to collect it this week. Along with Janice Burns on mandolin, they played some lovely tunes and songs.....here's the first (thanks to Rob Rowles who did the filming and editing):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc4_gMRqHzI&t=9s

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billhay4
Apr-13-2018, 4:23pm
Very nice sounding and looking instruments, Paul. Lovely playing, too.
Bill

soliver
Apr-13-2018, 5:53pm
Beautiful!!!

Dave Hanson
Apr-14-2018, 1:06am
Great instruments and great playing.

Dave H

Ivan Kelsall
Apr-14-2018, 3:47am
Hi Paul - I've had the great pleasure of playing 2 of your mandolins belonging to a friend of mine, & they were superb in every way,both the build quality & the tone,
Ivan;)

Ron McMillan
Apr-14-2018, 7:47am
What a lovely clip. Thanks for sharing it.

paulshippey
Apr-15-2018, 5:43am
Thanks Ron, Ivan, Dave, Spencer and Bill for your kind comments.
There are some more really good videos that I would like to show you , as soon as I get them from Rob who is editing them for me.

Paul Shippey
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Lord of the Badgers
Apr-16-2018, 7:10am
It was a real pleasure to film this and see such awesome talent playing.
I have the same zouk model as Jon in the video - the flat top carved back thing works so so well. So playable and so splendidly powerful and loud.
The mandolin here is the same principle and proved to me that a mandolin doesn't absolutely need a carved top (though I do love it that way). The instrument is really gorgeous tone wise and I'd say also a great stage mandolin. If only I wasn't waiting for Paul to finish my octave mandolin for me..... :)

paulshippey
Apr-16-2018, 3:41pm
Here's another video from last week when Jon Doran collected his "Axe" Bouzouki from my workshop.
Jon is singing "Mary and the Soldier" , which many will know from Paul Brady's arrangement.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH--82_4njk

Paul Shippey
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Dave Hanson
Apr-17-2018, 12:51am
Top job, excellent singing and playing.

Dave H

Bertram Henze
Apr-17-2018, 1:41am
Top job, excellent singing and playing.

Dave H

Second that. At least as good as the classic rendition by Paul Brady, if not better.

paulshippey
Apr-20-2018, 1:26pm
Here's the third video that we made of Janice Burns and Jon Doran at my workshop. Janice is singing "The Fish Gutters song" by Ewan MacColl.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYXG8sa4E2g&feature=youtu.be

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Lord of the Badgers
Apr-20-2018, 2:09pm
I was telling Janice that my flat has a connection with Ewan MacColl - his mate (my landlord's dad) used to live in it (they were in turn mates with LS lowry!!). Apparently Peggy Seeger came round to interview my landlady about her father in law (he'd passed by then). I must see if anything of the interview got into print. One of my favourite claims to fame!

paulshippey
Apr-23-2018, 2:09pm
This is the last of the videos recorded in my workshop recently. Here Janice Burns is playing "Ginny's Waltz" on one of my "Axe" mandolins.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIJxMnLjC9w

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Mark Gunter
Apr-23-2018, 2:54pm
My word! Magnificent, all! Wonderful instruments, Paul, and such fine playing and singing! And Rob, great job of archiving this. Paul, this is genius, and shows off your work in the best possible way. Drinks on me all around!

paulshippey
Apr-24-2018, 4:59am
Thanks Mark.........I have to say, I really enjoyed the process of making these videos - because all I had to do was watch and make the coffee.....while Rob filmed it and Jon and Janice played the wonderful music!

Paul Shippey
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Lane Pryce
Apr-24-2018, 6:26am
Good stuff! Lp

Lord of the Badgers
Apr-24-2018, 2:18pm
Hey Mark thanks for the kind words. obviously what Paul doesn't know is that he's giving me a massive discount on my forthcoming OM. I jest of course!!!

MoreThanQuinn
Apr-24-2018, 7:52pm
Wow, these videos sound lovely. And the instruments are gorgeous too.

Great stuff all around.

paulshippey
Jul-01-2018, 12:29pm
Here are some photos of my latest "Axe" bouzouki.
It has a dark striped Western Red Cedar top which really appeals to me aesthetically.
The back is carved from locally sourced English Walnut. The carved back gives it excellent projection and plenty of "headroom" when playing hard. Cedar - lovely and responsive.

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Charles E.
Jul-01-2018, 4:10pm
Lovely instruments and playing!

The Fish Gutters Song......ya gotta love that. :)

GarY Nava
Jul-02-2018, 9:56am
Lovely piece of work Paul, I like the satin finish.
Cheers Gary